Friday, February 5, 2016

Mattel Barbie "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Wonder Woman, Batman & Superman

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Everybody's getting in on the action!

These are Mattel Barbie "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" 1:6 scale Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman dolls that have been revealed and I can clearly see the difference in terms between "dolls" and "action figures". Dolls are traditionally seen as a girl's toy, although they are also collected by adults (usually of the fairer sex and then some). Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959.

Definition of Action Figure from Wikipedia - Ac•tion Fig•ure: An action figure is a pose-able character figurine, made of plastic or other materials, and often based upon characters from a movie, comic book, video game, or television program. These action figures are usually marketed towards boys and male collectors. The term "action figure" was first coined by Hasbro in 1964, to market their G.I. Joe figure to boys who wouldn't play with dolls.

Let me state again here that "I collect Action Figures!" So don't call them dolls because it's a rather sensitive topic LOL You can check out my earlier toy blog post HERE where I posted quite a number of pictures of my action figure collection (and some dolls haha) :p


It's most interesting that most action figure companies choose to only show pictures of their Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman and Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman figures from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" whereas a doll manufacturer / company shows off all three figures, starting with Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. So far this is the only 1:6 scale Wonder Woman figure from the upcoming film that we've seen.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Check out these MEZCO One:12 Scale Dawn of Justice - Batman and Superman action figures

From the highly anticipated upcoming motion picture Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice comes Superman. The last son of Krypton is ready for battle with Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante. Can Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior resolve his differences with the caped crusader while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs?


Featuring a incredible digitally modeled portrait sculpt to craft an exceptional screen-accurate likeness of award winning actor Ben Affleck. Batman is assembled on a newly designed One:12 Collective body featuring over 44 articulated points of movement. This figure is costumed in a film accurate outfit utilizing ground breaking methods to achieve a remarkably authentic look.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pre-order "Batman: Arkham Knight" 10.15" H (257.81mm) Batman Bust by Prime 1 Studio

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"I've got to, it's the only way to protect them"

Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present the latest release in the Premium Bust Collection - Batman from Batman: Arkham Knight. Compatible with the Batman Statue (sold separately - see my toy blog post HERE), this collectible bust stands 25.8 cm tall and includes a damaged portrait, unmasked portrait, and angry portrait.


The Dark Knight must defend the city that he had sworn to protect when all of his deadliest foes unite to destroy him on Halloween Night with Scarecrow leading the group of rogues. However, while dealing with Scarecrow's plan and with the help of his allies, Batman must battle the mysterious "Arkham Knight" who seems to have an unknown connection with the Caped Crusader.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Action Figure Review II: Hot Toys "Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope" 1/6th scale Han Solo

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Here's Hot Toys MMS261 "Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope" 1/6th scale Han Solo 12-inch Collectible Figure (from my October 2015 haul, posted on my toy blog HERE) in one of his signature pose with pistol drawn and shooting at the bad guys. Funny thing is, he was a bad guy himself (smuggler, scoundrel and all) until he decided to join the Rebellion in their fight against the Galactic Empire. The fact that Han shot first (clearly it was a case of self-defence because Greedo would have shot him if not for his quick reaction) and killed Greedo the bounty hunter at the Mos Eisley cantina on Tattooine only goes to cement his character.

So many 1:6 scale Han Solo figures have been released so far but this Hot Toys Han Solo has to be the best one by far. Everything looks good on the figure, from his outfit consisting of off-white V-neck top, black vest, brown belt, brown leather blaster holster belt (quick-draw holster), navy pants with red pattern (Corellian blood stripe), and black leather boots to his weapon of choice, the DL-44 heavy blaster pistol and the detachable droid caller located on his belt. A droid caller was a small handheld device that worked in conjunction with a droid's restraining bolt. Its signal compelled a droid to stop whatever it was doing and report to its master. I have a question: why does Han need a droid caller? He doesn't own any droids and we never see him calling any droid in all the films. Luke Skywalker has one and that's because he has two droids (R2-D2 and C-3P0) his uncle Owen bought from scavengers before he got killed for it.


Harrison Ford's previous work in American Graffiti eventually landed him his first starring film role, when he was hired by Lucas to read lines for actors auditioning for parts in his then-upcoming film Star Wars (1977). Lucas was eventually won over by Ford's performance during these line reads and cast him as Han Solo. Star Wars became one of the most successful movies of all time worldwide and established Ford as a superstar. He went on to star in the similarly successful Star Wars sequels, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), as well as the Star Wars Holiday Special (1978).

Han Solo was deemed the 4th greatest movie character of all-time by Empire magazine. Entertainment Weekly ranked the character 7th on their list of The All-Time Coolest Heroes in Pop Culture. On their list of the 100 Greatest Fictional Characters, Fandomania.com ranked Solo at number 15. IGN listed Han Solo as the second greatest Star Wars character of all time (behind Darth Vader), as well as listing him as one of the top 10 characters who most needed a spin-off, saying he was "Arguably the coolest character in the Star Wars universe".

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Hot Toys Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope 1/6 Han Solo 12-inch Collectible Figure Review 1

Smuggler. Scoundrel. Hero.

Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Harrison Ford. In the original film trilogy, Han Solo, captain of the Millennium Falcon, was one of the great leaders of the Rebel Alliance. He and his co-pilot Chewbacca came to believe in the cause of galactic freedom, joining Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa in the fight against the Galactic Empire. Star Wars creator George Lucas described the character as "a loner (hence the name "Solo") who realizes the importance of being part of a group and helping for the common good".

Han Solo is introduced in Star Wars (1977), when he and his copilot Chewbacca accept a charter request to transport Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO and R2-D2 to Alderaan on their ship, the Millennium Falcon. When the bounty hunter Greedo tries to deliver him to Jabba, Han shoots him (Yes! I believe Han shot first) and leaves Tattooine for Alderaan.


I believe Han Solo is one of those characters almost everybody knows. At least the people I know all know who Han Solo is. Otherwise they wouldn't be 'my people' LOL but seriously, anyone who knows Star Wars has to know who Han Solo is and it's been a long time since we had a decent 1:6 scale Han Solo figure. Sideshow tried (check out my toy blog post HERE), Medicom Toy tried ((see my action figure review HERE and HERE) but I think we finally have a definitive Han Solo 12-inch figure. Who better to produce an excellent Han Solo than Hot Toys, right? I think this is the best it's going to get.

This is the recently released Hot Toys MMS261 "Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope" 1/6th scale Han Solo 12-inch Collectible Figure (from my October 2015 haul, posted on my toy blog HERE) which specially features: authentic and detailed likeness of Harrison Ford as Han Solo as seen in the original 1977 Star Wars film with movie-accurate facial expression including detailed wrinkles and skin texture. Let's get on with the action figure review :)

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Pre-order Sideshow Collectibles Masters of the Universe 21.5" Overlord of Evil Skeletor Statue

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“By the powers of darkness, evil and fear!”

What a wonderful day for evil! Ready to face He-Man in our new statue collection inspired by the popular 80’s cartoon series Masters of the Universe, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Overlord of Evil himself – Skeletor!


Hailing from the otherworldly dimension of Infinitia, Skeletor rules over the darkest corners of Eternia with an iron fist from his treacherous volcanic base on Snake Mountain. Wielding his enchanted Havoc Staff to command an invisible horde of henchmen and minions, Sideshow’s artists have brought the sinister villain to life with ornately sculpted battle armor and a removable cape. For an extra dose of pure unadulterated nostalgia, collectors can choose to display the devious evildoer with a swap-out yellow skull head sculpt, a tribute to his classic animated appearance. Suitably depicted with his mouth wide open, you can almost hear the barrage of insults spew forth, or that unforgettable piercing cry. Locked in a never-ending battle against the forces of good, Skeletor will not rest until he possesses the secrets of Castle Grayskull – and if he succeeds, the sworn enemy of He-Man will conquer not only Eternia but take his place as master of the universe!

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Check out THREEQ 1/6 scale CITIES RANGER 12-inch figure: Stephen Amell as Green Arrow

Arrow is an American television series developed by writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg. It is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow, a costumed crime-fighter created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp. It premiered in North America on The CW on October 10, 2012, with international broadcasting taking place in late 2012. Primarily filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the series follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, portrayed by Stephen Amell, who, five years after being stranded on a hostile island, returns home to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante whose weapon of choice is a bow and arrow. Unlike in the comic books, Queen does not go by the alias "Green Arrow" until the fourth season. Stephen Amell portrays Oliver Queen / Green Arrow, a billionaire playboy turned hooded vigilante-hero formerly known as the "Hood", "Vigilante", and simply "Arrow".


THREEQ TQ1001 1/6th scale CITIES RANGER 12-inch figure will come with realistic head sculpt, Body with over 28 points of articulations, shaping vest, T-shirt, leather-like jacket, leather-like pants, boots, bow, arrow tube / quiver (arrow x 6), arrow leather-like bag (arrow x 3), arm arrow (arrow x 3), interchangeable gloved palms x 6

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Hot Toys Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 1:1 scale Armored Batman Life-Size Collectible

Hot Toys has always been the true leader of the high-end collectible market and today we are very thrilled to take this market to a whole new level and officially announce we have acquired the rights to offer our incredibly stunning life-size statues of iconic film characters to the dedicated collectors around the world!

Fans have always admired the sophisticated craftsmanship, high quality and fine details of our 1/6th and 1/4th scale collectibles, and now collectors can enjoy all these great feats with their own personal life-size collectibles from Hot Toys’ new “Life-Size Masterpiece Series”!


To kick-off the new series, Hot Toys is excited to officially present the Armored Batman Life-Size Collectible based on one of the biggest blockbusters of 2016 - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hot Toys Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 1/6th scale Armored Batman Collectible Figure

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“Tell me, do you bleed? You will.”

The epic confrontation between Batman and Superman will finally hit the silver screen this March in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice! After witnessing the chaos Superman can brought upon Earth, Bruce Wayne is determined to stop the Kryptonian and donned his heavily armored Batsuit to take on the powerful Superman in this “greatest gladiator match in the history of the world”!

Following the official introduction of Batman and Superman, Hot Toys is very excited to present today, the 1/6th scale collectible figure of Armored Batman!


The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Ben Affleck as Armored Batman from the film. It features a newly developed armored head with LED light-up eyes and two interchangeable lower faces capturing Ben Affleck’s facial expressions, meticulously crafted armor with weathering effects, detailed Batman weapons, and a specially designed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice themed figure stand.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Action figure review II: Bandai Star Wars Movie Realization 7-inch tall Ronin Kenzan Boba Fett

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More pictures of Bandai Star Wars Movie Realization Ronin Kenzan Boba Fett action figure as part of my action figure review. The figure is approximately 170mm tall and comes equipped with a more ornamental looking removable jet pack, a small sword, several knives / tools attached to his calves (detachable), a flintlock blaster and an assortment of hands. The scope on his helmet is movable too and that makes it really cool. No issues with pose-ability and the figure seems to hold poses rather well. I really dig the feudal Japan and Star Wars sci-fi combo :) What's he doing with a jetpack? Does he even fly with it? I don't know and I don't care. He's just too cool and so much fun!


Movies and toys are made for our enjoyment and to entertain us so why do some people have a need to explain everything in a movie and asks questions like "That can't happen", "It's not real" etc. Of course it's not real - it's a movie, it's make believe and if it were real, they'll call it a documentary. Some films are based on true stories, like "Argo" where there is a scene which a soldier tried to break a glass screen / window with the butt of his weapon to no avail. In the end, he shot at the glass which shattered. That's real because tempered glass do not break easily as we see so often in action movies. Then there's Star Wars which is science fiction so everything happens because it's designed to entertain us. People start posting videos of how the destruction of the Death Star will have devastating effect on Endor etc etc. Why even bother? Star Wars does not exist. The planets do not exist. The aliens do not exist. Everything is imagined. It was made for our entertainment and were we not entertained all these years?

Let's just enjoy this really clever and nifty design which combines the past with the future (albeit a future that is supposed to be far far away, and also a long time ago...)

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Bandai Star Wars Movie Realization 7-inch tall Ronin Kenzan Boba Fett action figure review 1

This was from my December 2015 haul (check out the toy blog post HERE)

Bandai Star Wars Movie Realization continues with their Japanese armor styled reinterpretations of classic characters with Boba Fett, now dressed as a wandering ronin warrior. There are actually quite a lot of Japanese influences at work in the original Star Wars. From things like the name for Jedi coming from the Japanese word for period drama, that of jidaigeki, to all manner of nods to the films of Akira Kurosawa as well as the designs for a lot of the costumes much of what made Star Wars had a clear and somewhat traditional Japanese twist to it. So it does make sense that you could re-purpose the original character designs from Star Wars into a feudal Japanese setting.


A rōnin (浪人) was a samurai with no lord or master during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan. A samurai became masterless from the death or fall of his master, or after the loss of his master's favor or privilege.

Bandai Star Wars Movie Realization Ronin Kenzan Boba Fett action figure is approximately 170mm tall and comes equipped with a more ornamental looking removable jet pack, a small sword, several knives / tools attached to his calves (detachable), a flintlock blaster and an assortment of hands. The scope on his helmet is movable too.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Pre-order Sideshow Collectibles Lex Luthor Power Suit 26-inch Premium Format™ Figure

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“Nothing can stop me now.”

Lex Luthor is a power-mad American billionaire, business magnate, gifted scientist, inventor, philanthropist to the city of Metropolis, and one of the most intelligent people in the world. A charismatic and well-known public figure, he is intent on ridding the world of alien superhero Superman, who Lex Luthor views as an obstacle to his megalomaniacal plans and as a threat to the very existence of humanity.

He’s one of the most dangerous men on the planet – and Superman's greatest arch-nemesis. Sideshow is proud to present the Lex Luthor in Power Suit Premium Format™ Figure.


Finally, the Man of Steel has met his match! Lex Luthor glowers down at all those he deems inferior, from a commanding position at the pinnacle of LexCorp tower and human achievement. Suiting up in his massive metallic green and purple battle armor, finely crafted with light-up features, the brilliant billionaire industrialist has leveled the playing field, ready to go toe-to-toe with the strange visitor from Krypton. Fueled by obsession and personal vendetta, one thing’s for sure – whether he’s trying to protect Earth or dominate it, Lex Luthor will settle for nothing short of total perfection.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Comparison between Sideshow 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker and Hot Toys 12-inch Luke Skywalker

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So how do they stack up against each other? When you have both the Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker Red Five X-Wing Pilot 12-inch figure (which I have recently reviewed on my toy blog HERE and HERE) and the Hot Toys MMS297 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker collectible figure (action figure review posted HERE, HERE and HERE), you want to know how they compare and look alongside each other. Well, at least I did. So I took some pictures and the results are shown in this post.

In this instance, Sideshow's Luke Skywalker actually cost more. Sideshow Collectibles Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-wing Pilot Sixth Scale Figure is $239.99 whereas Hot Toys Luke Skywalker Sixth Scale Figure is $229.99. Both available on Sideshow's website.


Given that Hot Toys is the 1:6 scale company right now that is giving 12-inch figure collectors museum quality stuff with their amazing toy engineering and stunning detailing plus ultra realistic paint jobs on their near perfect top notch sculpting, many companies are still playing catch up with Hot Toys. Once in a while, there are some misses but generally, one can't go wrong with Hot Toys. Sideshow is doing well too as they offer alternatives that Hot Toys cannot give because Hot Toys simply cannot cope. They do things well but they can only do so much. The market is too big with so many different genres that just going by movies alone. Hot Toys couldn't possible do them all. Then there are also military figures which Hot Toys has almost abandoned. They still produce military figures but only because the figures are movie-related, like the recent Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Matrix collectible figure (reviewed on my blog HERE and HERE).

One of my favorite 12-inch figure of 2014 isn't even by Hot Toys. That figure is the Art Figures AF-015 1/6th scale Heavy Armoured Special Cop "DREDD" 12-inch figure and I'm so glad that the figure got made. You can check out the pictures posted HERE and HERE. It's nice to know that there are 1:6 scale companies producing 12-inch figures that are just as good as Hot Toys and the best part of it is, they cost so mush less. Sometimes you can get two figures for the price of one Hot Toys figure. But enough rambling, on with the show.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

What to make of incoming Battle Girl BG-001 1:6 scale Red Scarf 12-inch female action figure

The sailor fuku (セーラー服 sērā fuku, Sailor outfits) is a common style of uniform worn by female middle school students, traditionally by high school students, and occasionally, elementary school students. It was introduced as a school uniform in 1920 in Heian Jogakuin and 1921 by the principal of Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University, Elizabeth Lee. It was modeled after the uniform used by the British Royal Navy at the time, which Lee had experienced as an exchange student in the United Kingdom.

And then there is Kogal (コギャル kogyaru), a Japanese fashion culture which involves schoolgirls wearing an outfit based on their uniform, but with very short skirts. The short skirts are worn irrespective of the season (summer, winter or rainy). There are various Japanese girls' music bands such as AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, JKT48, SNH48, no3b, Watarirouka Hashiritai, French Kiss, Not Yet, DiVA, Nogizaka46, Scandal, etc. where the girls perform dressed as school-girls. The media is not spared either. Various Japanese animation series (both print and animated video) are based on schoolgirls. Kogals even appear in the movie Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003).


Toy and action figure collectors are not spared either. There was the Phicen Limited Artistic Interpretation 1:6 scale The Last Female Student Collector Figure previewed on my toy blog HERE. Let's not forget the Hot Toys Sucker Punch 1/6th scale Babydoll (Emily Browning) 12-inch Collectible Figure which I have reviewed HERE and HERE, also wearing a provocative schoolgirl costume, much like the gals in the Japanese shōjo manga series "Sailor Moon" but more closely associated with Seya in "Blood: The Last Vampire".

This is an upcoming release by Battle Girl and their BG-001 1:6 scale Red Scarf female action figure goes into battle with guns and vest but wears only a school girl's uniform with a mini skirt. Well, if Emily Browning as Babydoll did it on the big screen, anything is possible LOL

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Pre-order Sideshow Collectibles 1:6 scale Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice 12-inch Figure

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"Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!"

Its showtime!
From Tim Burtons supernatural cult classic comedy, Sideshow is proud to introduce the Beetlejuice Sixth Scale Figure.

Presenting Michael Keaton as the self-proclaimed ghost with the most, Beetlejuice is dressed to impress in his black and white striped suit, with wide eyes and wild hair. Crafted on a fully articulated poseable body, the fast-talking ghoul comes with a variety of swap-out hands and accessories to liven things up when pitching his qualifications as a bio-exorcist. Packed with personality and screen accurate details, the Beetlejuice Sixth Scale Figure is a must have for fans of Tim Burtons Beetlejuice. So go ahead, make your millennium!


Sideshow Collectibles Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice Sixth Scale Collectible Figure specially features: Detailed likeness of Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, Finely tailored classic black and white striped suit, Five (5) pairs of expression hands, One (1) nail file hand, Watches

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Hot Toys "Iron Man 3" House Party Protocol 1/6th scale Sneaky (Mark XV) Collectible Figure

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Continuing to expand the Hot Toys “House Party Protocol”, we are delighted to officially present the 1/6th scale collectible figure of one of the uniquely designed Iron Man suits from Marvel's Iron Man 3 – Sneaky (Mark XV)!

This armor earns its name “Sneaky” for its cloaking system that can allow it to enter stealth mode and camouflage itself within its surrounding.


The collectible figure stands features the meticulously crafted armor that captures the suit’s unique and original design, specially applied bluish-black and silver painting on armor with decals and weathering effects throughout whole body, LED light-up functions on eyes, arc reactor, repulsors, and left forearm, and a dynamic figure stand perfect for aerial poses.

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Pre-order ThreeZero 1/6th scale Fallout 4 T-45 Power Armor 14.5-inch tall Collectible Figure

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Fallout 4 is an action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is set in a post-apocalyptic Boston in the year 2287, 210 years after a devastating nuclear war, in which the player character emerges from an underground bunker known as Vault 111. The player completes various quests and acquires experience points to level up their character. With first- and third-person perspectives available, players can explore Fallout 4's open world setting at will, allowing nonlinear gameplay. Companions can accompany the player on their voyages to assist them in battles and help with scavenging. Players have the ability to construct and deconstruct buildings and items, and use them to build a settlement, which can attract and be inhabited by non-playable characters.


ThreeZero 1/6th scale Fallout 4 T-45 Power Armor Collectible figure stands 14.5” (36.8 cm) tall and features over 35 points of articulation (including articulated figures). Figure comes with highly detailed and exchangeable male head, helmet (which features a light-up LED function) and AER-9 Laser Rifle. All outer-armor pieces are detachable and interchangeable with upcoming FO4 Power Armor figures. Under the detachable outer-armor, you will find endoskeleton with amazing attention to every detail.

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D&K Workshop 1/6th scale IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Givati Brigade in Gaza Strip 12" figure

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF), commonly known in Israel by the Hebrew acronym Tzahal (צה״ל), are the military forces of the State of Israel. They consist of the ground forces, air force, and navy. It is the sole military wing of the Israeli security forces, and has no civilian jurisdiction within Israel. The Israel Defense Forces differs from most armed forces in the world in many ways. Differences include the mandatory conscription of women and its structure, which emphasizes close relations between the army, navy, and air force. Since its founding, the IDF has been specifically designed to match Israel's unique security situation. The IDF is one of Israeli society's most prominent institutions, influencing the country's economy, culture and political scene.


D&K Workshop (Item No.: DK80001) 1/6th scale IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Givati Brigade in Gaza Strip 12-inch military figure will come with Head Sculpt, DK Action Body 1.0 and his outfit will consist of: Givati Beret, IDF Combat Shirt, IDF Combat Pants, IDF Combat Belt, Black Combat Boot, IDF Tactical Knee Pads, Givati Shoulder Tag, IDF Army Officer field rank.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Square Enix Reveals Play Arts Kai "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Batman figure

As the film release date draws near, Square Enix has joined the list of toy and action figure companies offering "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" products. They have just released images of their Play Arts Kai "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Batman figure.


Square’s Play Arts Kai Batman will be about 9.7 inches tall and come with a Batarang, grapple gun with removable grapple, stun grenade and four interchangeable hands. The figure is designed for hyper-articulated posing and even the cape can be arranged to match Batman’s dynamic poses. A clear figure stand with base and arm is included with the figure. The Play Arts Kai Batman is scheduled for April 2016 release.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Preview POP Toys 1/6th Princess Knight female action figure - Kristen Stewart as Snow White

Snow White and the Huntsman is a 2012 dark fantasy action-adventure film based on the German fairy tale "Snow White" compiled by the Brothers Grimm. In the film's retelling of the tale, Snow White (Kristen Stewart) grows up imprisoned by her evil stepmother, Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron), a powerful sorceress. After Snow White escapes into the forest, Ravenna tells Eric, the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) that she will bring back his dead wife if he captures Snow White. After the Huntsman shifts his loyalty to Snow White, Ravenna disguises herself and tempts Snow White into eating a poisoned apple.

The Huntsman professes his regret for not saving Snow White, who reminds him of his late wife, and kisses her, breaking the spell. She awakens and walks into the courtyard, and rallies the Duke's army to mount a siege against Queen Ravenna.


POP Toys 1/6th scale Princess Knight 12-inch female action figure Features: Female Head Sculpt, Female Figure body, Undershirt, Pants,Boots, Hand Assortment, Short skirt, Sleeve set, Chainmail sleeve set, Chainmail clothes, Chest armor, Back armor, Shoulder armor, Leg armor, Knee armor, Hand armor, Sword, Scabbard, Shield, Belt

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Check out this Coreplay 1/6th scale Legacy Of Olympus – Zeus 12-inch female action figure

In Greek mythology, Zeus was the god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods. He overthrew his father, Cronus, and then drew lots with his brothers Poseidon and Hades, in order to decide who would succeed their father on the throne. Zeus won the draw and became the supreme ruler of the gods, as well as lord of the sky and rain. His weapon was a thunderbolt which he hurled at those who displeased or defied him, especially liars and oathbreakers. He was married to Hera but often tested her patience, as he was infamous for his many affairs.

But in this day and age of political correctness and feminism where women want equal rights and opportunities, the question might be asked, "What if Zeus was a woman?" Well, some toy company decided to answer that question. This is Coreplay's 1/6th scale Legacy Of Olympus Zeus 12-inch female action figure.


Coreplay 1/6th scale Legacy Of Olympus - Zeus 12-inch female action figure will include: Zeus (including head,body,body suit,full armor), 4 pairs of hands, lightning platform

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Action Figure Review II: Sideshow "Star Wars" 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker Red Five X-Wing Pilot

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Here's a look at the Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1:6 scale Luke Skywalker Red Five X-Wing Pilot 12-inch figure without his helmet, showing off the Mark Hamill as as Luke Skywalker head sculpt / portrait. In the first part action figure review posted on my toy blog HERE, I covered the box packaging and contents as well as the instructions on how to remove the helmet from Luke's head and how to switch hair pieces.


Sideshow Collectibles "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker Red Five X-wing Pilot 12-inch figure comes with: Newly Designed and Fully Articulated Light Body, Highly Detailed Luke Skywalker Portrait, Helmet with Visor and Comlink, Detailed Flight Pressurized G-Suit, Flak Vest, Life Support Unit with Chest Pack Straps, Gear Harness with Belt Flares, Data Cylinders, Right and Left Relaxed Flight Gloved Hands, Right and Left Flight Gloved Fists, Right Force Gesture Flight Gloved Hand, Right and Left Flight Boots, Signal Flares, Support Stand with Yavin Base Flight Deck Graphic.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Kotobukiya previews the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice 1/10 ARTFX+ statues combined

Kotobukiya previews the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice 1/10 ARTFX+ statues

The fight between Batman and Superman in the upcoming DC Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice film will be epic. Fearing the actions of Superman if left unchecked, Batman takes on Superman, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Combine the two ARTFX+ statues together at the base to replicate the epic battle everyone has been waiting for! The ARTFX+ Batman and Superman are sold separately so that they can also be displayed by themselves. As the Man of Steel swings his punches at Batman, Gotham's vigilante guards himself with one arm, with his fist pulled back ready to strike at Superman. The 1/10 scale ARTFX+ Batman V Superman statues include all the intricate details at an easier to collect size. Don't miss the chance to own the two most famous DC Comics heroes!


Another epic battle occurred last year when Tony Stark in his Iron Man Hulkbuster suit of armor took on the Hulk in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and Kotobukiya also managed to capture that epic scene in 1/10 scale as well - see the pictures posted in my toy blog post HERE.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Dam Toys 78033 1/6th scale British Army (The Black Rats) in Afghanistan 12-inch military figure

For 13 years, between 2001 and 2014, the UK was involved in the conflict in Afghanistan against the Taliban and fighters from al-Qaeda. UK forces are deployed to Afghanistan in support of the UN-authorised, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission and as part of the US-led Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Since 2003 UK operations in Afghanistan have been conducted under the name Operation HERRICK.

In 2014 UK troops ended combat operations and began to leave Afghanistan, closing down or handing over bases to Afghan forces. By the end of the year a small number of soldiers remained to continue the training and development of the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police.


Dam Toys 78033 1/6th scale British Army in Afghanistan 12-inch military figure will come with head sculpt, Dam 2.0 action body, glove hands for holding weapon x3, Mk7 helmet with MTP cover, AN/PVS-14 NVG, helmet mount assembly, NVG retention lanyard, combat googles, Osprey body armour Mk4, MTP osprey admin pouch, MTP osprey single mag pouch x2, MTP osprey 2 mag pouch, MTP osprey smoke grenade pouch, MTP osprey frag grenade pouch x2, MTP osprey first aid pouch, molle GP pouch, molle roll up dump pouch, triple 40mm grenade pouch x2, MTP mod AN/PRC-152 radio pouch, MTP radio pouch, MTP pelvic protection, MTP PCS UBACS, MTP PCS trousers, MTP molle belt ensemble, MTP hydration system 3l, knee pads, zephyr high GTX boots, G-shock watch, Foretrex 401 GPS, carabiner, survival and navigation notebook, pen x2, multi tool with pouch, bottle drinking water x2, satellite pictures x3, handcuffs x2, safety scissors, combat application tourniquet, ISAF patch, black rat patch, flag patch, H4855 personal role radio with headset, EZPRR radio GPS, AN/PRC-152 radio, L85A2 with SA-80 underslung grenade launcher (UGL), UGL sight, LLM01 laser light module, SA-80 long sight rail, Specter OS4X sight, CQS red dot sight, L85 sling, 30rd emag x3, 5.56mm 30rd mag x3, 40mm grenade x6, frag grenade x2, P226 pistol, pistol mag, CQC holster, CQC holster molle platform

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Check out the Hot Toys Star Wars Battlefront 1/6th scale Shock Trooper Collectible Figure

Imperial shock troopers were high-class stormtroopers pulled from the Stormtrooper Corps of the Galactic Empire. They served as elite frontline forces of the Empire, and also as bodyguards for Emperor Palpatine himself. They were the successors to the clone shock troopers who were part of the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars - check out the action figure reviews of the Sideshow Collectibles Imperial Shock Trooper posted on my toy blog HERE and HERE. The shock troopers wore stormtrooper armor with distinctive red markings on the helmet, spaulders, shin guards, and utility belts.

EA Star Wars Battlefront had been one of the most sough-after Star Wars games of 2015 with 12 million copies sold since its release in November and it was even nominated for the Best Shooter game in The Game Awards 2015! Fans were very excited to get the chance to play as a wide variety of Star Wars characters in this beautiful looking game! As a big Star Wars fans, Hot Toys is thrilled to be creating a series of 1/6th scale collectibles based on this stunning game!

To kick start this new Star Wars collectible series, we are delighted to officially present the 1/6th scale collectible figure of a unique Imperial trooper from the game – the Shock Trooper!


The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Shock Trooper in Star Wars Battlefront featuring the meticulously crafted armor and helmet, the distinctive red and white color paint on armor with weathering effects, detailed weapons and a newly designed equipment backpack, and a desert-themed figure stand!

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Pre-order Sideshow Collectibles Limited Edition Captain Marvel 23" Premium Format™ Figure

Pre-order from Sideshow Collectibles

Captain Marvel. The name will always define the best of us.”

Featuring one of Marvel’s rising female superheroes, with an immensely popular ongoing comic book series and highly anticipated cinematic debut, Sideshow is proud to introduce the Captain Marvel Premium Format™ Figure!

Caught in an explosive blast from an alien device, Carol Danvers first used her amazing abilities as the incredible Ms. Marvel, before ultimately assuming the esteemed mantle of Captain Marvel. Soaring over the conquered remains of a Brood spaceship, the former ace fighter pilot radiates confidence in her modern superhero flight suit, taking her trademark bravado to the stars as Earth’s resident Avenger-in-Space and ally to the Guardians of the Galaxy. Showcasing the mighty champion as the shining star she was always meant to be, Sideshow’s Captain Marvel Premium Format™ Figure is a must-have for any Marvel fan and collector!


Not to be confused with DC Comics Captain Marvel, also known as "Shazam".

Pre-order from Sideshow Collectibles

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Rey Collectible Figure Update - good news

From Hot Toys:
Hey Star Wars fans, Hot Toys’ highly detailed 1/6th scale collectible figure of Rey featuring the remarkable likeness of the talented Daisy Ridley has received many great feedbacks since its official introduction!

Today we are very excited to share great news with you all on the updates we have for this amazing collectible figure! The desert gear head wrap with goggles can now be freely put onto Rey’s head sculpt to provide an additional look for our beloved scavenger or have the head wrap cover the whole face to reenact the opening scene of the movie!


Furthermore, Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber will now be included for Rey as a bonus accessory!

Fans who have pre-ordered this collectible figure (or the Rey and BB-8 Collectible Set - previewed on my toy blog earlier HERE) will be able to enjoy all these upgrades, and for those who haven't done so yet, be sure not to miss out on adding Rey to your Star Wars collection!

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Captain Action announces Ultraman Outfit “Long Lost” collectible to be produced in Japan

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Captain Action Announces Ultraman Outfit “Long Lost” collectible to be produced in Japan after 50 years New York, N.Y. (January 16, 2016): Captain Action Enterprises, LLC is proud to announce a partnership with MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION to produce the long-lost Ultraman outfit.

This uniform set was planned to be a part of the popular super-hero line of costume sets to be used in conjunction with the iconic 12” (30 cm) Captain Action figure. An image of this outfit was shown only once in Shonen (Magazine) in the 1960s and was designed to be a contest prize for the readers. To many modern fans, it was surprising to know such thing existed!


“For Captain Action’s launch in Japan, Nippon Ideal made plans to give Captain Action an Ultraman costume. However, events conspired to prevent the Ultraman costume from becoming a reality, but not before pictures of it had appeared in articles about Captain Action in several issues of “Shonen (Magazine)” (“Boys Magazine”). For decades, fans of both Ultraman and Captain Action have looked at those few grainy pictures and wished that the Ultraman costume had been released to toy stores,” said James Long, a Japanese Anime and Tokusatsu Historian and fan of Captain Action.

This new Ultraman outfit will be released as a part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Captain Action.

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